Six alleged operatives of two rival drug cartels were arrested over the weekend by federal security forces in Cancún and Playa del Carmen.
In Playa del Carmen, four presumed members of Los Zetas were arrested as they were collecting extortion money from a bar, according to state officials. Authorities said five other alleged Zetas escaped.
In this operation, the Army was aided by federal, state and tourism police in a force that was about 80-strong.
Violence flared in Playa del Carmen January 16 when a gunman began firing during a music festival at the Blue Parrot bar, in which six people were killed and 15 wounded.
Authorities are investigating if any of the detainees may have ties to the Blue Parrot incident or a subsequent attack on the state Attorney General’s office in Cancun, in which four people died.
more recommended stories
US and Mexico to create binational commission for the recovery of El Chapo’s assets
The government of Mexico proposed the.
Quintana Roo Congress bans bullfights and cockfights
Any act that involves suffering or.
U.S and Mexico to launch plan against arms smuggling at border
The Mexican government said Monday it.
33 destinations along the coast of Quintana Roo register massive arrival of sargassum
The Sargasso Cancun Monitoring Network reported.
Another exhausted carriage horse collapses, this time in Izamal
The image of a carriage horse.
“Pet of the Year” contest to be held in Mérida
On Friday July 19, registrations to.
Yucatan cenotes to be sanitized with biotechnology
MERIDA, Yucatan (Times Media Mexico) –.
The Mexican Caribbean: 2,000 rooms emptier today than a year ago
CANCUN Quintana Roo (Agencies) – The.
International Monetary Fund cuts growth forecast for Mexico.
AMLO underestimates IMF forecast since, as.
Director Gus Van Sant received the Silver Cross in San Miguel de Allende
“It’s a real pleasure to be.